I just discovered that this week is the first ever National Justice for Animals Week, sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The goal of this annual campaign is to increase “public awareness nationwide about how to report animal abuse—and how to work within your community to create stronger laws and assure tough enforcement.”
The campaign has a different suggested daily action to help work toward justice for animals, as well as information and resources to help you take action in your own community and abroad. You can also sign the Animal Bill of Rights, which, while not nearly strong enough, includes language to help protect animals from the worst exploitation, neglect, abuse and cruelty.
I also joined their Facebook cause and am recruiting others who might not know about this issue.
Check it out, and join in if you are moved to help animals who cannot help themselves.
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